Shortlist unveiled for FreeFrom Eating Out Awards

14/10/2016 - 09:18
The shortlist has been announced for the third annual FreeFrom Eating Out Awards.

The winners will be announced at a presentation party on 22nd November, the first day of trade show Food Matters Live.

Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, awards director, said: “We are really pleased to see how this year's entry has grown both in terms of numbers and quality.

“Bigger players (such as Center Parcs or JD Wetherspoons) are now taking the sector seriously while the quality of the offer in the independents has just rocketed. We can’t wait to see what next year will bring!”

The shortlist features a range of independent and chains across the foodservice sector, from cafés and restaurants, to corporate hospitality and schools, colleges and universities.

The full shortlist is:

Cafés, coffee shops and tearooms – sponsored by Can I Eat There?

Independent Cafés and Tearooms

  • Blackberry Grove (Cheshire)
  • British Motor Museum (Banbury)
  • Bugs Play Café (Bungay, Suffolk)
  • Café Lauderdale (Dunbar, East Lothian)
  • Cafe Nouveau (Frome)
  • Follow Your Bliss (Bangor)
  • Good2Go (Perranport, Cornwall)
  • Heaven Scent (Kinross)
  • Labyrinth Holistic Café (Stockton on Tees)
  • Little Amsterdam (Banbury)
  • Lu-Ma Café (SW London)
  • Mad Hatters Tea Emporium (Stafford)
  • Nutkin Café (SE London)
  • Pure Nest Café (NW London)
  • Rainbow Vegetarian Café (Cambridge)
  • Romeo's (Islington, London)
  • Roost (Bagshot, Surrey)
  • The Acorn Café (Norwich)
  • The Beach Hut Café Sandwich)
  • The Mae Deli (London, West End)
  • The Olive Tree Bistro Café (Holmfirth)
  • Yorica (Soho, London)

Café chains

  • Loungers <>  (country-wide)

Fish and Chip shops
Independent Fish & Chip shops

  • Bizzie Lizzie's (Skipton)
  • David's Fish and Chips (Brixham, S Devon)
  • Kingfisher Fish & Chips (Plymouth)
  • Olley's (South London)
  • Quayside (Whitby)
  • Rockfish (Dartmouth)
  • The Fish Factory (Worthing)
  • Vinegar Jones (Bowness on Windermere)

Fish & Chip shop chains

  • Churchill's Fish & Chips (various)

Pub restaurants –sponsored by Genon Laboratories
Independent Pub Restaurants

  • On the Waterfront (Exeter)
  • The Alford Arms (Hemel Hempstead)
  • The Cock, Hemingford Grey (Peterborough)
  • The Flowing Spring (Reading)
  • The Duke of Edinburgh (Maidstone)
  • The Royal Oak (Marlow, Bucks)
  • The Sandford Pub (Dorset)

Pub chains

  • JD Wetherspoon (countrywide)

Restaurants – sponsored by Riso Gallo
Independent Restaurants

  • 2 Oxford Place (Leeds)
  • Asparagasm (Nailsworth, Glos)
  • Farmstand (Central London)
  • Fishers Restaurant (Bristol)
  • Indian Summer (Brighton)
  • Knife and Fork (Banbury)
  • La Polenteria (Central London)
  • Mommi (S London)
  • Ned's Noodle Bar (S London)
  • Niche Food & Drink (Central London)
  • Percy's Country Hotel & Restaurant (Devon)
  • Radley's Bistro & Bar (Hastings)
  • Rainbow Vegetarian Café (Cambridge)
  • Rainforest Café (Central London)
  • Rustic Stone Restaurant (Dublin)
  • The Crown Post Restaurant (Harwich)
  • The Port House (Dublin & London)
  • The Willow (Kingston on Thames)

Restaurant chains

  • Center Parcs (countrywide)
  • Filmore & Union (Yorkshire)
  • Pho (countrywide)
  • Strada (countrywide)
  • The Clink Restaurants (countrywide)

Corporate Hospitality & Venues

  • Suzanne James
  • Number 8 Business Rooms
  • The Spark Conference Centre (Southampton)

B&Bs and guest houses – sponsored by Thomas Ridley Foodservice

  • Aviator - a hotel by TAG (Farnborough)
  • Brocco on the Park (Sheffield)
  • Knife and Fork (Banbury)
  • Strattons Hotel (Waffam, Norfolk)
  • Swandale Guest House (Yorkshire)

Schools, colleges and universities – sponsored by Thomas Ridley Foodservice

  • Brenscombe Outdoor Centre (Dorset)
  • HC3S (Hampshire County Council Catering Services)
  • Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester)
  • Southampton Solent University (Southmapton)
  • University of Winchester (Winchester)

Food manufactured for food service

  • Mum's Mill: Gluten-free Bread Mix
  • Aviko: Sweet potato Fries
  • Brakes: La Boulangerie 9" Gluten Free Sub Rolls Mixed Case, White & Multigrain
  • Ilumi: Kerala Chicken Curry
  • JJ Food Service: Super Crisp Chips 3/8
  • Nairn’s: GF Super Seeded Wholegrain Cracker
  • Paramount 21: Gluten-free Butternut, goat's cheese and beet burger
  • Pidy: Gluten Free Neutral Tartelette Cases 5cm
  • Pieminister: Gluten free Heidi Pie
  • Pieminister: Gluten free Moo Pie
  • Snowbird: Gluten-free Fully Cooked & Frozen Lamb Koftes


  • Borough 22: Raspberry Pistachio Glazed Doughnuts
  • Brakes: Gluten-free Carrot Cake
  • Brakes: Gluten-free Sticky Toffee Puddings
  • Honeybuns: Squillionaire
  • Nairn’s: GF Breakfast Biscuit Breaks (Apricot)
  • Nestlé: GoFree Corn Flakes (single serve pouch)
  • Pidy: Gluten Free Sweet Tartelette Cases 8.5cm
  • Taywell: Chocolate Dairy Free Frozen Dessert

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